Science park helps company take off

Published on: 28 Feb 2016

A COMPANY that started at a desk in the Bristol & Bath Science Park at Emersons Green four years ago has marked a milesone in its development by opening a new advanced technology centre.
HiETA Technologies designs and makes components for industry using the latest Metal Additive Manfucaturing (AM) technology. It now has 24 employees and the new centre in the science park’s “grow-on space” will create six more
HiETA is developing parts for  the automotive, aerospace, defence and clean energy sectors.
Its chief executive Mike Adams said: “We are very proud of the progress that HiETA has made over the last four years. This is testament to the collaborative environment that we call our home, Bristol & Bath Science Park.
The park’s grow-on space is the perfect location for our new centre, where we have already seen some fascinating solutions come to life. We look forward to more of the same in the years to come.”
The centre was officially opened by Kingswood MP Chris Skidmore, who said:  “The West of England is paving the way in science, engineering and technology and this opening at Bristol & Bath Science Park highlights a great example of this. High value manufacturing is a real growth sector and I will do everything I can to bolster this activity and ensure that we have the correct infrastructure to support it.”
Iain Gray, chairman of the steering committee at Bristol & Bath Science Park, said: “HiETA is an exemplar tenant that illustrates exactly what we are trying to achieve here at BBSP, from start-up, to successful company and market leader.
“The growth and innovation within the walls of HiETA’s new centre come hand in hand with our future ambitions for the science park. It is an exciting time for the industry and we are delighted to see HiETA enter a new chapter.”
Since it opened in 2011, Bristol & Bath Science Park has attracted more than 40 tenants, which have helped to create 350 jobs for the region.

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